While I wasn't able to participate in the Friday Night Sew In last night (hubby and I are in a bowling league with a bunch of neighbors...I feel like this makes me very old for some reason. A bowling league?!? Well I must say there are many beers consumed as well, and is all in all, a good time, but its every other Friday evening, and I just couldnt skip and let my team down-all 100 pins I typically knock down each game, ha!) I digress. Anyways, since I couldn't partake in FNSI, I snuck in some sewing time this afternoon and was able to finish putting together this baby quilt top.
I am really happy with how these colors work together. I think the blues I pulled from Hope Valley really add just a little extra punch of "boy" to this quilt. I also can't get over how the simple act of tilting these charm squares on point and adding sashing really makes this quilt much more interesting to look at.
It was quite windy outside, so I only managed to snap a few pics outside, before heading inside to get one of the whole quilt top laid out flat.
When putting this quilt top together, I decided to forego cutting the setting triangles for the edges, and just used whole squares and then cut it down. This of course did not work out exactly as well as I imagined, so don't look to closely at those edges! I think the pattern and fabrics are busy enough that its not overly noticeable, but it did mean that my quilt top ended up a little smaller than I had planned. Oh well, live and learn.
This fabric find at my LQS gave me the extra push I needed to get this top finished up today. Yes, Central Park yardage! They only had a few prints (2 of the animal print and this brown cobblestone print) to purchase yardage of, and when I asked, was informed that they wouldnt be getting any more in. That was a bummer, but I purchased a few yards of the animal print to use as the quilt back, and a few yards of the cobblestone print, I'm thinking for the binding.
I'm itching to get the back put together and get this basted so I can do some free motion quilting! It feels like its been forever since I've done it. Stay tuned!